12 - 30 August 2021
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Chelsea Physic Garden: A Year in the Life is an exhibition of works by selected artists of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) in response to and in celebration of Chelsea Physic Garden.


At the start of 2020, Chelsea Physic Garden invited selected artists of the RWS and RE to immerse themselves in their haven and respond to the surroundings by recording a year in the life of this stunning and important garden, the results of which would be exhibited at Bankside Gallery.


Over the course of the last 18 months, the artists have researched, visited (when possible) and recorded the Garden throughout changing seasons and varying restrictions, documenting perhaps one of the most extraordinary years of the Garden’s life. The result is a compelling and vibrant display of creativity and a wonderful example of what can be achieved in the face of adversity. The exhibition is truly refreshing and uplifting; a reminder of the joys and healing powers of both art and nature.